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Old 09-12-2012, 06:14 PM   #1
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Default Two tins of brew

Usually brew a lager kit from the tin plus a kilo of brew enhancer twenty three litre kit, what would happen / achieve if I was to use two kits with the same twenty three litres of water? Stronger beer? Thick beer, better - worse taste, or a complete disaster , curious before I spend the cash. Thanks


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Old 09-12-2012, 06:31 PM   #2
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Sounds like you're doing Cooper's no boil kits. Also sounds like you need to bag the brew enhancer and get yerself a kit that comes with 2 kilos (6.6 lb) of LME. The brew enhancer is simply sugar, which you can buy a lot cheaper. If you're asking its time for you to graduate. Try Brewers best, if you can find it.


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Old 09-12-2012, 06:36 PM   #3
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More taste, slightly higher alcohol level in that you're using more total fermentables (despite the fact that the extract attenuates less), hoppier beer if you're using hopped extract (technically "over-hopped" compared to the original recipe). More body. Slightly sweeter, less dry (using sugar instead of extract produces a dry, thin, higher alcohol beer).
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Old 09-12-2012, 06:36 PM   #4
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i used brew enhancer once.. and only once.. why pay 10$ for a little corn sugar and maltodextrin? you can buy both from your local homebrew shop for much less.. yes you can use two tins. but its going to be a very dark beer. and a lil expensive. i've never done it.. my fav was to get a coopers kit and 3lbs of liquid malt extract from the homebrew shop and add that instead of sugar or another can.. i pumped out some decent kits like that.
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